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December 28, 2020 37 min
We welcome author, legal scholar, and professor, Sanford Levinson to the podcast to discuss the need for adjustments in our constitution, campaign finances, and election process. Sanford Levinson holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School. His is the author of over 200 articles in professional and more popular journals and has written numerous books. TIMESTAMPS: :20 Where did our constitution fall short in checks & balances? 1:10 Why do we need campaign finance reform? 2:50 Introduce our guest and what are some of the provisions that promote unjust and ineffective government. Article 5, and why it’s near impossible to rewrite the constitution 4:00 Can we rewrite the constitution regardless of article five and how would that process look? 6:25 What would be the education level of the delegates would be chosen? 7:30 A recent constitution of California and how can we put the new constitution together? 9:20 Hamilton’s preference that the president would be a lifetime appointment and term limits… and a constitutional amendment over judicial revue 13:40 We have disenfranchised the majority with the electoral college 6:00 How can we amend the constitution regarding the electoral college 20:00 EL discusses his recent article regarding the constitutional power to declare war 21:45 Does congress hold the purse-strings regarding war and the military 24:05 The need for campaign finance reform 25:40 How would SL change the constitution regarding campaign finance 27:40 American voters have spoken but 74 million still voted for Trump and “Trumpism” and SL fear of his supporters 29:30 Will Trump run again in 2024? ---------------------- Learn More: Politics: Meet Me in the Middle Follow Us on Twitter: @politicsMMITM Hosted by: Bill Curtis, Ed Larson and Jane Albrecht Produced by: AJ Moseley Edited and Sound Engineering by: Joey Salvia Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick A CurtCo Media Production See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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